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Norwalk grad chosen as Wheeling Jesuit valedictorian

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jun 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM

WHEELING, W. Va. — Norwalk native Abigail Moffit was named valedictorian of Wheeling Jesuit University’s class of 2018.

The athletic training major and chemistry minor gave the valedictory address during WJU’s Commencement exercises on May 5. Moffit was one of 290 graduates who made up the university’s class of 2018.

Moffit, who was a member of the WJU volleyball team, said she will “encourage my classmates to live life to the fullest” during her address.

“Attending Wheeling Jesuit was one of the best decisions I made. The past four years have been a great experience,” Moffit said. “My four years have been filled with a lot of good memories. I was a member of the (NCAA DII) national championship volleyball team, and I was surrounded by faculty who made learning fulfilling.”

In her last semester, Moffit said the team competition — that encouraged sports teams to attend campus events — created a great bonding and competitive experience for her.

“Thanks to this challenge, I was able to get to know more people and participate in all types of activities,” she said.

What Moffit is most grateful for is the campus community.

“Wheeling Jesuit provides students with a great community atmosphere — it’s like a family,” she said.

Following graduation, Moffit will spend her next four years earning a medical degree from Ohio University in Dublin.

On top of being a member of the Div. II national champions in volleyball, Moffit was also the setter for the 2012 Norwalk High School volleyball team that finished as Div. II state runners-up. 

Moffit is the daughter of Keith and Colleen Moffit, of Norwalk.

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